Randall Hopley is shown in a photo released by Vancouver Police on Friday Sept. 9, 2011. The RCMP say accused kidnapper Randall Hopley has been captured. — Photo by The Canadian Press
CROWSNEST PASS, Alta. — The RCMP say accused kidnapper Randall Hopley has been captured.
Police have named Hopley as the sole suspect in the disappearance of three-year-old Kienan Hebert, who police have said was taken from his home in Sparwood, B.C., last week and mysteriously returned on Sunday.
RCMP Cpl. Annie Linteau confirms Hopley has been arrested, but had no further details.
A news conference is scheduled in Sparwood later today.
Kienan’s disappearance prompted a massive search around his home and an Amber Alert that stretched for days, which was eventually expanded into Alberta.
Hopley, who is 46, is a convicted sex offender with a number of convictions in the past two decades that also include break-and-enter and assault.